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Re: Fedora 3, 4 and 6 - Remote Upgrade Advice?



Kevin Kofler wrote:
Gabriel - IP Guys wrote:
repo, and then follow that with a yum upgrade - rinse, and repeat until
I'm at FC8 - I'll wait until 11 is in beta before I move forward to FC9.

Not a good plan, FC8 is already no longer updated (not even with security
fixes), and F9 will follow soon. You should upgrade all the way to F10. And
you should also not expect to keep it as long as you kept FC3, you're just
asking for your machine to get broken into by running ancient software with
many known unpatched security issues!

Fedora is designed to be upgraded at least once a year (preferably once
every 6 months), if that's not OK for you, you're using the wrong
distribution.

My thought is that you are definitely running the wrong distribution, and something like CentOS-5.3 would be a vastly better choice for something like colocation, with everything dead stable but security updates available. Fedora is a work of art, but occasionally the artist feels like Picasso instead or DaVinci, and an upgrade may introduce issues best avoid for a remote machine.

I would definitely plan a reinstall rather than an upgrade, for several reasons including not pulling a lot of upgrade info over the net which will be replaced later. That's more considerate, more likely to succeed, and faster.

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Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
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the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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